Scifi-trailer-apalooza: “Star Trek: Into Darkness”, “Dr Who”, “After Earth” and “In the Flesh”

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So many trailers, so little time …

And all gathered here in one handy easy-to-refer-to post!

You’re welcome …

 

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STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS

 

MOVIE SYNOPSIS:

When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis.

With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew. (via screenrant.com)

* This new trailer is primarily a character study of Captain Kirk, and his take-no-prisoners approach to finding and apprehending a villain (played with suitably menacing intent by a deep-voiced imperious-sounding Benedict Cumberbatch) so deadly he could take the Federation with him – and worse still, he is an enemy from within …

With J. J. Abrams at the helm, before he goes off to resurrect Star Wars for Disney, it’s guaranteed to be a wild and thrilling ride albeit one with intelligence, humour, and superb characterisation, things often missing from the average Hollywood blockbuster.

 

 

DR WHO SEASON 7 RETURN (BBC)

 The Doctor (Matt Smith) is back, along with his mysterious new, time-and-space-straddling companion Clara Oswald Oswin aka Oswin (Jenna-Louise Coleman), to battle Spoonheads in the Wi-Fi, the last of the Cybermen, the return of the Ice Warriors and all new threats and monsters, oh my!

Can’t wait!

 

Dr Who season 7 return (Image Credit: Adrian Rogers/BBC via ew.com)

 

* Here’s a wonderful look at what is known about the second half of season 7, which kicks off March 30, from the awesome folks at denofgeek.

 

 

* And lo, here’s an awesome article – Why Doctor Who is Pop Culture Sci-Fi At Its Best

 

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AFTER EARTH

MOVIE SYNOPSIS:

In After Earth, one thousand years after cataclysmic events forced humanity’s escape from Earth, Nova Prime has become mankind’s new home. Legendary General Cypher Raige (played by Will Smith) returns from an extended tour of duty to his estranged family, ready to be a father to his 13-year-old son, Kitai (played by Jaden Smith). When an asteroid storm damages Cypher and Kitai’s craft, they crash-land on a now unfamiliar and dangerous Earth. As his father lies dying in the cockpit, Kitai must trek across the hostile terrain to recover their rescue beacon. His whole life, Kitai has wanted nothing more than to be a soldier like his father. Today, he gets his chance. (via filmofilia.com)

This is officially the second trailer for After Earthyou can view the first one here – which us far more than the visual snippets of effort number one, and fleshes out what looks like a gripping father/son story that plays out over the dangerous landscape of an almost alien Earth.

Strap yourself in – it’s going to be a full on ride!

 

 

IN THE FLESH (BBC3 TV)

SYNOPSIS: Four years after the Rising, the government starts to rehabilitate the Undead (now known as Partially Dead Syndrome Sufferers) back into society including teenager Kieren Walker, who returns home to his small Lancashire village to face a hostile reception as well as his own demons.

* As these trailers wonderfully portray, In the Flesh examines the “what if you could cure zombies?” scenario and in typically unflinchingly realistic British fashion (which is why we love watching their shows, ripe as they are with dramatically-rich storytelling), underlines that it wouldn’t be quite the miracle that it might appear at first glance.

“In the Flesh” (image via digitalspy.co.uk)

 

 

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